We have a show for YOU!
The Dorothy Jemison Day (DJD) Theater at the Alabama School of Fine Arts (ASFA) is proud to produce the ArtWorks@TheDJD performance series. This series is dedicated to presenting award-winning national and regional artists that reflect our community with diversity, equity, and inclusion at the forefront of our programming.
ArtWorks@TheDJD grew out of an experimental artist grant project undertaken during the COVID-19 pandemic. The inaugural digital series was a huge success. It provided commissioning grants to local artists and provided the community free access to the works during a time when performing venues were closed.
You won’t want to miss these musical, theatrical, and magical events! Get your tickets today!
2024-25 ARTWORKS@THEDJD SEASON
Friday, June 21, 2024 at 7:00 PM
Saturday, June 22, 2024 at 7:00 PM
Cristal Laraé’s The Love Between Us explores the story of one woman’s profound love for her daughter and the inexplicable joy and soul-shattering heartbreak that comes along with loving a child she did not birth. Pieces from her past emerge as she navigates a life she is both grateful for and swore to never live.
This one-woman show peels back the layers to reveal the inner workings of a beautiful, complex, and often unexplored relationship. The Love Between Us is a story of family, identity, and of course, love.
It asks the age-old question, “What do you do when life doesn’t turn out the way you planned?” but with a twist…
Tickets: $25 +fees
Thursday, September 12, 2024 at 7:00 PM
CBS TV raves- “Go See This Show!”
“So Spectacular!, So Brilliantly Creative!” NBA ALL STARS
This One-of-a kind “All Arts” show is amazing crowds around the country. Be prepared to join in on the high energy, heart pounding action as arts and music collide on stage. Join Artrageous and watch stunning visual pieces come to life with music, dance, and lots of “family friendly” audience participation. One night only! Enter to win a Live Painting with the price of admission!
Friday, September 6, 2024 at 7:00 PM
Dave Higgs of NPR– “One of the freshest sounding, exuberant bands in all of the known acoustic universe.”
“Voted Birmingham’s Best” – Birmingham Magazine & AL.COM
The organic sound of Act of Congress is consistently voted one of the “Must See Live Acts of Alabama.” AOC has completed five tours as U.S. Cultural Ambassadors, led by the U.S. State Department. AOC has performed in countries including Thailand, Oman, Palau, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Philippines, Timor Leste, Bali, Liberia, and Jordan. Act of Congress was selected artist for “Keep Alabama Beautiful,” and is currently performing original music at live venues, festivals, and national symphonies; including five performances with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra. AOC’s current licensing catalog includes Showtime and Google. Act of Congress has released two full length albums, two acclaimed Christmas EPs, a live CD/DVD and the documentary “A Week In The Life.”
All Seats- $25
Friday, November 22, 2024 at 7:00 PM
Peabo Bryson has established a career as one of the premier male vocalists in contemporary music of the last quarter century. Possessing a beautifully rich, almost operatic voice, this two-time Grammy Award-winner has survived and prospered despite the passage of time and changes in popular musical trends. With twenty albums to his credit, Peabo Bryson has enjoyed an unprecedented, across-the-board level of international success, Bryson has the distinction of being the first artist in music history to have separate records topping four different charts.
Acclaim and recognition are nothing new for this multi-talented singer, songwriter and producer. Born April 13, 1951, in Greenville, South Carolina, Bryson spent much of his childhood on his grandfather’s farm in Maudlin, South Carolina. “I have two sisters and a brother, but I’m the oldest male in the family, so I was taught to work and work hard!” Bryson’s family not only instilled in him his work ethic, but a love for music as well. “My mother was a serious music lover. Whenever there was somebody great in town, she’d drag us along to catch their act. I have seen most of the greats of that period – Sam Cooke, Little Richard and even Billie Holiday. Sam Cooke was a great influence on me. His voice had a pure quality – straight from-the-heart.” “I think the sensitivity in my songs stems from my early childhood. I was raised by women – my grandmother, until she died, and my mother. My grandmother was a woman who lived and loved with incredible passion.”
Tickets- $75, $65, $59
Special Add On Package Available: $65.00 and can be added to any ticket purchase.
Add-On Sale includes a Pre-Show Meet and Greet with Pebo Bryson and a complimentary cocktail (or drink of choice).
Add-on cannot be purchased alone-must be purchased in addition to a concert ticket purchase.
Further details on Pre-Show Meet & Greet to be announced at a later date.
Friday, January 10, 2025 at 7:00 PM
Through spectacular illusions and his own inimitable down-to-earth style and personality, Mike Super has pioneered a new form of magic that transcends the “trick”. As the winner of NBC’s hit TV show ‘Phenomenon’ and Top finalist on ‘America’s Got Talent’, Mike is the only magician in history to win a LIVE magic competition on primetime US network television and voted America’s Favorite Mystifier!
Described as a great Broadway play, MEETS a rock concert, MEETS the hilarity of a headline comedian, IMMERSED in original, eye popping, visual deception! His appeal to both young and old has made him one of the most sought after mystifiers in the world! Each individual enjoys the show in completely different ways, and the result is a personal, yet shared, magical experience your whole family becomes immersed in! Join the journey of emotions from laughter, intrigue, danger, fear, wonder, anticipation, tears and sentimentality that only Mike Super delivers.
Saturday, February 1, 2025 at 7:00 PM
Step into the enchanting world of jazz with the mesmerizing and soulful tunes of Kim Scott, a three time #1 Billboard charting jazz flutist. Join us on a musical journey like no other as Kim Scott takes center stage for her “Livin’ It Up” tour. With her virtuoso flute skills and magnetic stage presence, Kim Scott will transport you to a realm where jazz comes alive.
Immerse yourself in the rich and dynamic sounds of contemporary jazz as Kim Scott showcases her chart-topping hits and unveils the magic behind her unique musical expression. From smooth melodies to lively improvisations, each note will resonate with passion and authenticity, creating an unforgettable experience for jazz enthusiasts and music lovers alike.
The “Livin’ It Up” tour is not just a concert; it’s a celebration of life, love, and the timeless beauty of jazz. Let Kim Scott’s artistry captivate your senses, as she weaves a sonic tapestry that transcends genres and embraces the universal language of music. Don’t miss the opportunity to witness the brilliance of this acclaimed jazz flutist live on stage – an evening filled with elegance, energy, and the sheer joy of “Livin’ It Up” through the magic of jazz.”
Friday, March 7, 2025 at 7:00 PM
“KORESH DANCE COMPANY’S ‘MASQUERADE’ SHINES“-Philadelphia Inquirer
The 30th Anniversary Tour of Koresh Dance Company. “Masquerade,” an intra-active contemporary operatic dance performance, performed by the Koresh Dance Company and choreographed by Roni Koresh with original music composed and sung live by American soprano and composer, Sage DeAgro-Ruopp. Masquerade is a collaborative and theatrical work incorporating multiple artistic mediums and elevated by the element of live singing and dance. Audience members will be immersed in an unpredictable environment of new, electronic symphonic music, and movement, encapsulating the liminal space of reality folding in on itself. The line between reality and fiction no longer exists. Truth belongs to the imagination of the beholder.
Founded in 1991 by Israeli-born choreographer and artistic director Ronen (Roni) Koresh. Known for its engaging performance and technically superb dancers, the company performs critically acclaimed works at its biannual Philadelphia seasons, as well as in touring performances around the country. Koresh has been hailed internationally, touring to destinations including Spain, Turkey, Israel, South Korea, Mexico, and Guatemala. Over the years, Roni has developed a vast repertoire of work that ranges from explosive and passionate to intimate and restrained. The company also presents work by guest choreographers including Ohad Naharin, Robert Battle, Donald Byrd, Itzik Galili, and Paul Selwyn Norton.
Thursday, March 20, 2025 at 7:00 PM
“Gangstagrass fuses string instruments with hip-hop artists, resulting in arguably the best argument yet for a rap and country music marriage” – Rolling Stone
“This Is the Music America Needs” – The New York Times
A true example of the belief that we are better together, Gangstagrass combines great American traditions of bluegrass, hip-hop, and beyond to create a whole new musical genre that is more than the sum of its parts. Appearances on America’s Got Talent and PBS’s The Caverns Sessions. When the band’s fifth studio album No Time For Enemies was released in 2020, Americana Highways proclaimed Gangstagrass “America’s Band” because they take so much of what’s amazing about this country — the ingenuity, creativity, the strength and struggles of such different people to forge a path into the unknown — and distill it into a message of common ground and unity across differences. The album quickly rose to #1 on the Billboard bluegrass chart, the first time in history that hip-hop MCs achieved that top spot. “Gangstagrass, an experiment that proves, at least to me, that hillbillies and emcees can get along Swimmingly”- Mother Jones Magazine
Thank you to our generous sponsors!
The ArtWorks@TheDJD performance series is funded in part by grants from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, Alabama State Council on the Arts, and The Daniel Foundation of Alabama.
Support is also provided by Jemison Investment Co. Inc., Altec/Styslinger Foundation, and Sidewalk Film Festival.
Please consider making a donation to help us continue bringing these programs to our community:
“With the ArtWorks@TheDJD series, the DJD Theater is proud to launch a professional series of top national and regional acts that reflect the diversity and talent of the people of Alabama.“
Director of the DJD Theater